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Science Statement of Intent

At Bryn St. Peter’s Primary School we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools, we give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires.

The Scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage them to become independent learners and understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes linking this back to their findings.

At Bryn St. Peter’s Primary School our science teaching offers opportunities for children to:

  • Build on scientific knowledge and understanding of concepts through the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics;
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of investigative work, in order to help them answer scientific questions about the world around them;
  • Have the scientific knowledge required to understand how and where science ‘fits’ in the world, both today and in the future;
  • Use different methods to record their scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including I.C.T., diagrams, graphs and charts;
  • Gain a respect for the materials and equipment they handle; making sure that they always work safely;
  • Develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery.



The National Curriculum will provide a structure and skill development for the science curriculum being taught throughout the school, which is now linked, where possible to the theme topics to provide a creative scheme of work, which reflects a balanced programme of study.

We endeavour to ensure that the Science curriculum we provide will give children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills into the next stage of their education and life experiences. We make use of local areas such as: The Three Sisters Recreation Area (looking into animals and environments), Ryecroft Farm (linked to animals and nutrition) and Liverpool World Museum (linked to Earth and space), to support the children’s learning in this area and in order to help them understand science in a real life context.


Science Curriculum Overview Reception - Y6

Year group

Autumn topics

Spring topics

Summer topics

Term 1

Term 2

Term 1

Term 2

Term 1

Term 2


Seasons, ourselves and the human body

Seasonal changes – autumn to winter

Melting and Freezing – changing states of matter

Space Exploration – planets and gravity

Growing habitats and life cycles

Sinking and floating


Year 1

What are toys made from?

Seasonal Changes



Identifying Animals

Identifying Plants

My Body

Year 2

Animals including humans - Health and Survival

Living things and their habitats 

Animals including humans - Life Cycles



Materials – suitability for purpose

Year 3


Magnets & metals

Nutrition & The Human Body

Functions & parts of a plant




Year 4

Animals including humans (digestive system)



States of Matter

Living things and their habitats


Year 5

Properties and changes of materials

Properties and changes of materials

Earth and Space


Animals, including humans 

Life Cycles 

Year 6

Living things and their habitats

Evolution and inheritance

Animals including humans




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